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Soccer star Ronaldo, facing tax fraud accusations, arrives in Spanish court

MADRID (Reuters) - Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo arrived in court in Madrid on Tuesday to face accusations of tax fraud, where he is expected to plead guilty after striking a deal last year with authorities.

Bellerin out for season with knee injury - reports

(Reuters) - Arsenal right back Hector Bellerin will be sidelined for six to nine months after sustaining a cruciate knee ligament injury in Saturday's 2-0 Premier League win over Chelsea, according to British media reports.

Ex-England women's boss Sampson apologises to Aluko, Spence

(Reuters) - Former England women's soccer team manager Mark Sampson has apologised "unreservedly" to Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence for comments he made during his tenure.

Ronaldo misses penalty as Juve beat bottom side Chievo

MILAN (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo missed a second-half penalty for Juventus but it did not matter as the Serie A leaders brushed aside Chievo 3-0 in a top-versus-bottom clash on Monday.

Barcelona make surprise Boateng signing

MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona on Monday announced the surprise loan signing of Kevin-Prince Boateng from Italian side Sassuolo until the end of the season.

Hosts UAE reach Asian Cup last eight with extra-time penalty

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Striker Ahmed Khalil converted an extra-time penalty to send the United Arab Emirates into the Asian Cup quarter-finals with a 3-2 win over Kyrgyzstan on Monday, keeping alive their hopes of landing the continental title on home soil.

Soccer-Ryan the hero as Australia beat Uzbekistan in shootout

AL AIN, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) - Australia goalkeeper Maty Ryan earned the Asian Cup holders a quarter-final place with two saves in the shootout to see off Uzbekistan 4-2 on penalties after the match finished goalless following extra time on Monday.

Cole reunited with Lampard at Derby for rest of the season

(Reuters) - Former England left back Ashley Cole has joined Frank Lampard's Derby County revolution until the end of the season after agreeing a deal to work under his old international and Chelsea team mate, the Championship club said on Monday.

FA charges Wolves manager Nuno with misconduct

(Reuters) - Wolverhampton Wanderers' manager Nuno Espirito Santo was charged with misconduct by the FA on Monday after being sent to the stands for celebrating on the pitch during their dramatic late Premier League win over Leicester City at the weekend.

Soccer: Milan move into Champions League places with Genoa win

MILAN (Reuters) - AC Milan moved back into the Serie A Champions League places when second-half goals from Fabio Borini and Suso gave them a 2-0 win at Genoa at a half-empty Luigi Ferraris stadium on Monday. Genoa's ultras stayed away in protest at the decision by Italy's sports security agency to stage the match at 1500 local time on the grounds that an evening kickoff would be risky because of fierce rivalry between the two sets of fans. Milan were without Gonzalo Higuain after coach Gennaro Gattuso said the striker was "not ready" to play ahead of an expected move to Chelsea but the Rossoneri hardly missed the Argentine as they moved back into fourth position.

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